To start off the summer season I was able to go water ramping before I got on snow. Normally I would I go in the fall after the summer skiing is already finished, so to have the opportunity to go before I headed off to Hood helped my confidence level a lot.

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I decided to go water ramp for two days. The first day was spent getting used to the ramps and getting some basics down a little better. Working on a few dubs, and a couple different rotations I wasn’t used to before.

Bouncing around with Ocho!

Bouncing around with Ocho!

Day two for me was a much more progressive day. I was able to have fellow skier and all around awesome Luke “Ocho” Allen giving me some much needed coaching. With his help I was able to get a better variation of my dub cork 12’s and 10’s that made me even more hyped to try them on snow.

The rest of the time spent in Utah was to celebrate a few birthdays with friends. One night of camping out for my friends Emilia, Whitney, and Chris’s birthday. 

The birthday peeps..(sorry the the blurry photo)

The birthday peeps..(sorry the the blurry photo)

While roaming around Park City, I was able to meet up with Alex Carr and Blake Peterson from Char Poles to discuss about the soon to be released poles, and the modifications left to do.

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After meeting up with the Char Poles peeps I went to meet up with Joss Christensen and Brita Sigourney to hang out the rest of the day before our rendezvous at Chris’s birthday.

The last day I was in Utah was spent down in Salt Lake. I was able to meet up with Alex at the Char Poles headquarters and see all the hard work they were putting into the business, and getting to meet Jason Klug, who is the head developer for Char. After a bit of hanging out we headed over to Cole Sax’s place and relaxed a little bit before heading downtown for the Salt Lake Arts Festival.

Salt Lake City skyline from my buddy Cole's place

Salt Lake City skyline from my buddy Cole's place

Later after we left the festival me and Alex went to meet up with my good friend Daniel Agee who was in town for a Big Cartel meeting, always good getting to hang out with Daniel. After hanging out Alex and I headed back to his place, and the next morning I was off on a plane to Windells for the rest of the month. Always such a fun time hanging out in Utah. Thanks again to PC Freestyle for letting me come jump, and to all the friends who made it a very enjoyable trip. Cannot wait for the next time I come back. 

 -Noah

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